the easiest way to do glossy lids


Glossy lids have been a trend for a little while, with new eye gloss products popping up promising to give you the slickest lids without any mess. But as I surveyed my extensive collection of eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes, I couldn’t yet bite the bullet on one. Instead I found what has to be the easiest hack to get the glossy look: lip balm.

Take a tiny bit on the tip of your finger and dab it (don’t swipe) over any regular eyeshadow. I particularly love this look with a bronze or peach shadow (this LORAC palette is a forever favorite) but the beauty of it is that you can use any powder eyeshadow you have, or even use it on its own.

The rosebud salve gives super wet-look glossiness but doesn’t feel sticky or uncomfortable. It creases a tiny bit – there’s no getting around that with this look – and will wear off slightly throughout the day, nothing that can’t be fixed with another dab of balm.

Image via Refinery 29